“[A] gently stirring, empathetic study.” — Guy Lodge, Variety

The Grown-Ups masterfully captures the dynamic lives of the people with Down syndrome that it highlights.” — Alethea Mshar, Huffington Post

The Grown-Ups is as generally cheerful as its endearing stars, Alberdi delivering a bright film which is full of colour, judiciously edited to make its points with a light touch.” — Fionnuala Halligan, ScreenDaily

“Equally hilarious and heartbreaking […] one of the most moving films to play this year’s [Hot Docs] festival.” — Andrew Parker, Toronto Film Scene

“Maite Alberdi’s immensely charming and touching documentary The Grown-Ups observes the tug-of-war that many individuals with Down syndrome face.” Courtney Small,  In The Seats

The Grown-Ups is a delight, made with affection and nuance by a filmmaker who doesn’t patronise her characters.” — Sevana Ohandjanian, 4:3

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